Sunday, 11 September 2016

11th September, 2016 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm S - SE 1

A perfect Autumnal morning and we covered Birling lane, Belle Tout, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and Hodcombe with Roger and Liz. Also met up with SL GG and ME who were covering the Headland. RE and SM were ringing in Whitbread Hollow. A good arrival of night migrants but with the fine weather we expected a large hirundine passage but to our surprise this did not materialise.
Combined Totals:

Little Egret 1
Sparrowhawk 2
Common Buzzard 15+ (including a party of 12)
Hobby 1
Kestrel 1
Wryneck 1 Between the Hotel Garden and The Old Trapping Area (per ME)
Sand Martin 1
Swallow 40
Tree Pipit 2
Meadow Pipit 15
Common Redstart 6
Whinchat 2
Wheatear 22
Grasshopper Warbler 4 (1 Shooters Bottom and 3 Hollow)
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 4
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Common Whitethroat 28
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 42
Chiffchaff 90 (50 Hollow and 40 Headland)
Willow Warbler 47 (30 Hollow and 17 Headland)
Firecrest 1 above Birling (per SL)
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Linnet 70
Corn Bunting 10
Common Redstart-Six were seen today

Smart looking Lesser Whitethroat in the Hotel Garden


 Two Tree Pipits showing well in Hodcombe

 Well marked Common Buzzard